Christianity vs. Islam According to the World Christian Encyclopedia: A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions in the Modern World, 19 major religions share the earth (Ditzel). This tells researchers that each religion is distinctly different and similar from one another, often resulting in debates. Two faiths that are often the topic of conversation are Christianity and Islam. These two religions share similar ideas and also differ quite a bit. Both the Christian and Islamic religions have one deity, multiple ways to practice, and some sort of life after death.
A deity is a master creator; a supreme leader; a divine being. A deity is someone or something who has great power over all of the land. For Christians, God is their commander.…show more content… As humans, we are expected to work for what we believe in. Christians are expected to pray, read the Bible, and take communion (Diffen). Prayer allows Christians to speak to God about everything that is going on in their lives, both physically and mentally. Christians believe that is does not matter what the prayer consists of, God listens and answers all the time. Reading the Bible is also a part of being a Christian. The Bible is overflowing with life lessons and advice that teach people how to be good followers of Christ. Another practice of being a Christian is taking communion. When one consumes a small share of bread and sips a little cup of wine, they are consuming what is said to be the body and blood of Jesus Christ. It is a holy time of worship when we corporately come together as one body to remember and celebrate what Christ did for us. (What Is Communion?). While it seems like there is a lot of work that goes into being a Christian, it takes the same amount of work and more to be a Muslim. Allah expects Muslims to participate in the Five Pillars. The Five Pillars consist of: Shahadah, sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith; Salat, performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day; Zakat, paying an alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the needy; Sawm, fasting during the month of Ramadan; and Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. Each of these pillars are obligations that every Muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life (Five Pillars of Islam). Muslims must carry out these five pillars to show that they are putting their faith first before everything